The Will Rogers Follies

Will Rogers is famous for saying "I never met a man I didn't like," and anyone who has ever seen or performed in The Will Rogers Follies will agree: there has never been a man-or woman-who didn't like it. Subtitled "A Life In Revue," ...Follies stands out among musicals because of the magic of its protagonist. Rare is a man who transcends mere decades and rises to the level of legend. Will Rogers is such a man, not only because of his accomplishments, but because of his philosophy, which espouses respect and confidence in the goodness of his fellowman. The curtain rises on a Follies-style tribute to the man whose daily newspaper column sent America on its way each morning with a smile on its face. Will was a multimedia sensation, performing a weekly radio talk show as well as starring in motion pictures. Between rope tricks that entertain the audience while show girls change their costumes for The Follies, Will soothes us with his old-fashioned common sense. Musical numbers include "Will-a-Mania", "It's a Boy", "My Unknown Someone", "Presents for Mrs. Rogers," and "Let's Go Flying".

Authors: 

Book by: Peter Stone

Music by: Cy Coleman

Lyrics by: Betty Comden and Adolph Green

Dates: 
Wednesday, April 23, 2003 - 8:00pm
Thursday, April 24, 2003 - 8:00pm
Friday, April 25, 2003 - 2:00pm
Friday, April 25, 2003 - 8:00pm
Saturday, April 26, 2003 - 4:00pm
Season: 
2002-2003

Cast

NameCharacter
PhilKrachunWill Rogers
MicheleGlosupBetty Blake
MikeBrennanClem Rogers
LaurenCrockerZiegfelds Favorite
JasonGoldsteinMr. Ziegfeld
DanRothstadtWiley Post
CaseyOkamotoCowboy
RichardRomankoCowboy
RussellPintoCowboy
ChristaCillarotoWill&Bettys Sister
LauraChristensenWill&Bettys Sister
AnneDressnerWill&Bettys Sister
CaitlinKrakowerWill&Bettys Sister
ElizabethMcCannWill&Bettys Sister
KellyScottWill&Bettys Sister
CassieCarelliZiegfeld Girl
SarahCroceZiegfeld Girl
MarisaCucuzzaZiegfeld Girl
DanielleDeNorscioZiegfeld Girl
Jean MarieHenryZiegfeld Girl
JenniferKalajianZiegfeld Girl
KimberlyMorrisZiegfeld Girl
LiatPerelmanZiegfeld Girl
TaraVillaZiegfeld Girl
StephenCoccoEngineer
LaurenCesaranoAssistant Stage Manager/Flower Girl
VinnyCaravanoCowboy

Staff

NamePosition
EvanSchweitzerDirector
StefaniaSoraceChoreographer
JenniferKalajianChoreographer
DanielleDeNorscioChoreographer
RussellPintoChoreographer
TimothyDiVitoMusical Director
StephenOconeMusical Director
MichelleCarter CykiertCostume Designer
AbbeyWeintraubCostume Designer
JasonGoldsteinSet Designer
SabinaCardenasStage Manager
MichaelChenTechnical Director
BrianOffinTechnical Director
KyraSuabedissenLighting Designer
GinaLovitchProperties Mistress
JenniferCalabroMake-Up Designer
JessicaSchiableAssistant Director
ErinCiallellaAssistant Stage Manager
VictorCataniaAssistant Technical Director
CaseyOkamotoAssistant Technical Director
TimothyDiVitoConductor
JessicaSchiableHouse Manager
BrianOffinPyrotechnician

Crew

Orchestra

NameInstrument
DavidRattnerConductor
AndrewMacirowskiFlute/Clarinet/Alto Sax
KennethKarnasTrumpet
KateKatzanekTrombone
DavidOsmerBass

LTC Management

NamePosition
TimothyDiVitoManaging Director*
IvanRushfieldArtistic Director*
BradResnickProduction Manager*
JessicaSchaibleBusiness Manager*
LiatPerelmanMarketing Director
* denotes Executive Board position.